Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/746/15842

From The Socialist newspaper, 12 December 2012

Sri Lanka: Solidarity with Jaffna students

Protests outside Sri Lankan embassies against the brutal suppression of Tamil students in Jaffna, have taken place around the world.

An emergency protest outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London to demand the immediate release of Jaffna University students was organised on Friday 7 December at less than 24 hours' notice by Tamil Solidarity.

The protest launched a new campaign, Release All Political Prisoners in Lanka. A campaign is also being rolled out by the United Socialist Party (the Socialist Party's sister party in Sri Lanka), along with other left groups, in Sri Lanka called Movement for the Release of Political Prisoners.

At the London protest Socialist Students national organiser Claire Laker-Mansfield explained that students in the UK were shocked at the brutal treatment meted out to students in Jaffna after they tried to organise a memorial event to remember the people who lost their lives in the 30 years of bloody war.

Paul Murphy, Irish Socialist Party MEP, in a statement, demanded the immediate release of the arrested Tamil students and all political prisoners.

Paul continued: "The arrest of these students under the Prevention of Terrorism Act just for participating in a peaceful protest shows how much democratic rights are under attack in Sri Lanka.

"The Sri Lankan government must end this immediately and release all political prisoners.

"This repression also further exposes the false claim of the government that it is improving the conditions for the Tamil-speaking people in Sri Lanka. Students should be released without delay."

Rob Williams, chair of the National Shop Stewards Network, pledged to build solidarity and support for further protests in the trade unions.

He added that those Tory MPs who are happy to accept hospitality from the blood-soaked Rajapaksa regime, would be exposed.

Leading trade unionists in Britain have also given support to the campaign.

For updates see www.tamilsolidarity.org

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 12 December 2012:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Kick out the cuts coalition

Prepare to resist austerity in 2013

Gove goes to war on teachers' pay

Fracking - gas profit dash could wreck climate

Merry Christmas from Starbucks

Them & Us


Socialist Party NHS campaigning

NHS in crisis

Hands off our NHS!


International socialist news and analysis

South African miners' struggle

Mass protests in Egypt against Mursi and his reactionary constitution

Kazakhstan: Free Vadim Kuramshin!

Sri Lanka: Solidarity with Jaffna students


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Socialist Women plan campaigning for 2013

Protesting against council cuts

Brixton byelection, south London: We want a candidate we can count on

A very Them & Us Christmas quiz

Great offers from Socialist Books


Socialist Party workplace news

Tesco drivers successfully blockade distribution centre

Striking against 'mock Ofsteds'

Bristol postal workers fight bullying

Blacklisting: 'we will fight for justice in every way'

Workplace news in brief


Readers' comments

Austerity UK: 'I want to live, not just exist'

Workers will fight austerity


 

Home   |   The Socialist 12 December 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Sri Lanka:

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

triangleMy time in a detention centre

triangleTamil Solidarity demands refugee rights

triangleFighting oppression and for workers' rights internationally

triangleWhat way forward for Tamil rights?

Students:

triangleCardiff Socialist Students confront 'Parasite' Jacob Rees-Mogg

Tamil:

triangleTamil Solidarity Day

triangleTamil Nadu mass protests against state repression

International

International

11/10/17

Catalonia

Catalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won't

4/10/17

Catalonia

Solidarity with Catalonia - the people have the right to decide

4/10/17

Catalonia

Eyewitness: Irish socialist MP participates in events

2/10/17

Catalonia

Exemplary resistance by the people of Catalonia

27/9/17

Germany

Germany: Election results in political earthquake

27/9/17

Catalonia

Strike against Madrid's 'state of emergency'!

27/9/17

Germany

German elections: rise of the far right and right-wing government will provoke resistance

27/9/17

France

French Labour reform protests

25/9/17

Catalonia

Catalonia: Student strike called

20/9/17

Myanmar

Brutal repression of Rohingya people sparks massive humanitarian crisis

20/9/17

Catalonia

Solidarity with Catalonia in the Spanish state

15/9/17

Germany

Berlin hospital strike

13/9/17

Korea

Korean peninsula: is nuclear war likely?

13/9/17

Students

Interview with leader of students' union in the Spanish state: "When we fight, we win!"

6/9/17

US

Hurricane Harvey: A tragedy made far worse by capitalism

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

triangle11 Oct Catalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won't

triangle6 Oct Boeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

triangle4 Oct The nasty party turns on itself... but the Tories must be driven out

More ...

triangle17 Oct London: TUC lobby & rally; and London march

triangle18 Oct Warrington & St Helens Socialist Party: 1917-2017; the October Russian Revolution

triangle18 Oct Hackney Socialist Party: 100 years ago - the Bolshevik-led revolution

triangle18 Oct Tower Hamlets Socialist Party: Capitalism in Crisis - is Corbyn the answer?

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2